Positions: HerStart International Fellowships
Program: HerStart / Youth Challenge International
Location: Ghana, Tanzania or Uganda
Eligibility: individuals from all age, gender, academic and professional backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply | Eligibility details
Language: English (see below)
Type: international placements with benefits, support package, fundraising contribution (unpaid) (see: FAQ for more info)
Expenses covered: YCI covers many costs incl. roundtrip airfare, travel visas, monthly allowance to cover basic living costs including accommodation, communications, food and transportation, stipend. (see FAQ)
HerStart International Fellowships
Join YCI's HerStart program for a professional fellowship, advancing global gender equality, climate action and social impact. Receive a comprehensive benefits package to travel and collaborate with YCI staff, partners and women entrepreneurs in Ghana, Tanzania or Uganda.
About Youth Challenge International (YCI)
YCI is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners we create market ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the center of the conversation. For over 30 years we have designed inclusive programs that help overcome gender barriers and support the economic empowerment and community leadership of young women.
About the HerStart Program
YCI’s HerStart Innovate the Future is a 7-year program that in partnership with dynamic organizations, youth and volunteers enhances inclusive economic growth and social impact for women and their communities in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. Our goal is bold: support 10,000 young women with the tools and resources needed to become innovative social entrepreneurs and generate positive social, environmental and economic impact.
HerStart Fellows gain hands-on professional international development experience, expand their impact-driven networks, and engage in high quality training from subject matter experts in critical topics. For international placements, participants receive a holistic benefits package including round-trip airfare, visas, health insurance, a monthly stipend and much more.
3- and 6-month International Fellowship opportunities starting in January and May 2023 include:
Full requirements and desired qualifications for HerStart Fellows are listed within each position on the HerStart Opportunities page. The key eligibility must-haves for all positions include:
Why become an HerStart Fellow?
For more information about the HerStart International Fellowship program, benefits and support package, including the expenses covered by YCI, please review the fellowship FAQ page here!
YCI’s HerStart Innovate the Future program is funded through Global Affairs Canada’s Volunteer Cooperation Program, providing skilled Canadians opportunities to volunteer abroad with global partners and advance Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.
For more information on the program and all available positions for HerStart Fellowships (including remote, e-fellowships) please visit: yci.org/herstart/fellowships
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 15 2022 ID: 64829